“The only source of knowledge is experience”.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
I Urvashi 2nd year student of HR at Rustomjee Business School wants to share my thoughts regarding summer internship.
To market and hone your potential, skills, expertise, ability by enhancing & shaping your experience by contributing effectively- Summer internship is the best path to explore. It's a program that provides the necessary exposure to the world of business.
One such educational program is MBA courses. Being a specialized program that aims to equip the young graduates with the knowledge to handle various business operations, it intends on offering an understanding of the real world scenario.MBA program is an application-based educational course. Therefore, it is not enough to learn the theoretical aspects, it is equally important to get acquainted with the functioning and norms of the corporate world.
We all realize that the best way to remember anything is to experience it. The strategies in the report might sound very impressive, but a real knowledge is put to test when we can apply what we learn. We may have fully understood the concepts of marketing, sales, HR, finances, etc.... but it is worthless, if they remain on papers. Preparing brilliant plans and strategies on paper is of no use, if we do not have the knowledge to apply these concepts in the actual business environment it would be meaningless. Some of the benefits attached to summer internship are.....
-> The hope of gaining an advantage for future employment has increased both the number and quality of internship applications.
-> "In this economic downturn, employers are relying increasingly on interns to shore up areas where full-time hiring has been cut"
-> The opportunity to "test drive" a career
-> An introduction to the field's culture and etiquette
-> Accumulating new skills
-> Gaining a "real world" perspective on an occupation
-> Hands on experience
-> Networking helps interns proves to be an asset of the organization and the companies might hire these management aspirants based on the performance.
-> We get a chance to work with professionals who possesses valuable experience, which can help them to hone their own skills and intelligent.
-> It helps in getting prepared with what is expected out of us and the sharp competency required to sustain.
-> Helps in building the resume
-> Companies that devote time and resources to finding, selecting and training interns are looking for a return on their investment.
-> The benefit might be in the present (using the services of talented individuals without having to make a hiring commitment), or it might be in the future (the added ability to choose a person who will work out well as an employee).
-> From being a bird-keeping intern at a zoo to a horticulture intern at a theme park, all sorts of opportunities exist for enthusiastic individuals and interested companies to enter into a mutually beneficial relationship.
Thus, while you still may be making the coffee in the morning, don't be surprised if you're also given opportunities to contribute substantially at the meeting where that coffee is being served.